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Re: 2013 Ledgestone Insurance Open A Tier 9/6 & 9/7

PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:22 pm
by emoney
I jus may be able to go to this...if im able to carpool and put in on fuel. is any one going that would want to bring me along? I can even split a room n take the floor if need be...if a single room has been booked already. Please let me know as it is getting close....thank you

Re: 2013 Ledgestone Insurance Open A Tier 9/6 & 9/7

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:11 am
by Ledgestone
Picked up some more sponsors and we can now say that we will have at least $9000 added to the pro purse. Also, the AM player's pack is four discs and more! Thanks to the following for coming on board as sponsors: Savvy Graphics, Innova, Discraft, and Gracies.

On Saturday Gracies Chicago Grille will be serving food, drinks, etc at Morton. Be prepared to get some of their awesome food as he will be serving barbecue, burgers, pulled pork, hot dogs, homemade chips, etc.

We are approaching 50 registrations and we are hoping to pass last year's total of 192. We talked with a lot of top pros last weekend at Worlds and its looking like a lot of top pros will show up again. Get signed up now to help us out with the players packs and food!

Re: 2013 Ledgestone Insurance Open A Tier 9/6 & 9/7 $9000+ A

PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:50 pm
by Ledgestone
We are excited to announce the addition of two more sponsors: huk lab and Soul Flight. In addition, I have personally added another $1000 to the event and have guaranteed that our added cash will be at least $10,000 for the event. We are getting more and more registrations every day so please sign up!!

Re: 2013 Ledgestone Insurance Open A Tier 9/6 & 9/7 $10,000+

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:32 pm
by Ledgestone
Happy to announce that Will Schusterick will be attending our event again this year! Also we wanted to give a quick update on the raffle: we should have a ton of stuff in the raffle, including huk lab items, discraft items, innova goodies, hotel giveaways, bags, baskets, shirts, visors, discs, restaurant gift certificates, collector items, and more! Also, Johnnie Harrison is planning on running a flex start doubles tournament at Washington Park on Thursday that will be bring your own partner. Also, we have updated the reg list and continue to get more and more registrations in so get signed up today!

Re: 2013 Ledgestone Insurance Open A Tier 9/6 & 9/7 $10,000+

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:32 pm
by Ledgestone
Quick updates on the tournament:

-Registrations continue to come in. We have updated the PDGA list as well.
-Catrina Allen and Cameron Colglazier will be playing in our event so we are excited about having an awesome field.
-We are happy to announce that and Advanced Energy Diagnostics/Seth Friedrich have come on board as a sponsor. We definitely have to thank all of our sponsors!
-We want to remind everyone that this event is an AM Nats qualifier.
-Some people have been asking about the Doubles Tournament: that will take place from Noon to 6PM on Thursday and you can check in at my office, where the tournament check in is located. The cost will be $20 per player and will be best shot doubles. You will get to bring your own partner and you will just need to play with someone else. Payout will be in plastic addict bucks.
-For a quick update on the FPO added cash: As of this point in time we will be adding $750 to the FPO purse. If we get at least 6 players we will push that to $1000. At this point in time we would payout 4 players in FPO if only 5 sign up. If 6 sign up we would still only pay out 4 players. If it moves to 7 players we would pay out five. The payout would look flat at the bottom with more of the money at the top spots.

Get signed up!

Re: 2013 Ledgestone Insurance Open A Tier 9/6 & 9/7 $10,000+

PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:36 am
by Ledgestone
We are over 100 registrations and counting....make sure to get pre-registered because registration will close Wednesday night.

Here is a link to our awesome trophies: ... =1&theater

Here is a link to some awesome Vibram Open Laces and Ridges we will have for sale for $22: ... =1&theater

Also, if anyone is looking for a place to stay in Peoria please call the Sheraton hotel in Peoria and say you are with the disc golf tournament. Their number is as follows: 309 674 2500

Also, just so everyone knows, the AM players pack will include a clipboard instead of a water bottle.

Also, we are officially adding $1000 to the FPO purse because we do have 6 players signed up in that division.

Also, the setup at Morton for anyone playing the longs will be slightly different this year. We will play the following holes from the longs: 2, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15 and 16. I believe all of these are concrete now except for 2, 8, 10, 11 and 15.

Finally - the final 9 will have the same setup as last year. The only difference is hole 3 in the setup (Hole 6 to Hole 7's basket) will be more fair because a large dead tree in the middle of the fairway has been taken down.

Re: 2013 Ledgestone Insurance Open A Tier 9/6 & 9/7 $10,000+

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:05 pm
by Ledgestone
Note to all of the pros: right now we have $10,000 of added cash split between 37 players. This is an awesome payout! As of this point in time we will be paying out 2/3 of the women's field and the top 3 will each take home at least $365 cash with first place over $700. On the Master's side we will be paying out approximately 60% of the field and at this point in time the top 3 will get at least $260 cash with first place nearly $600. On the MPO side we will probably payout at least 50% of the field (and probably 55%) and the top 8 players will each take home at least $500 cash. Don't miss out on all of this cash! This is just a snapshot look and will change as we get more players. We make the payouts slightly more flat as well.

P.S. Jay and Des Reading will be at the event and we are excited that they are coming! They will be selling some of their stuff at the putting competition on Thursday so come on out and check them out!

Re: 2013 Ledgestone Insurance Open A Tier 9/6 & 9/7 $10,000+

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:29 am
by Ledgestone
Front page article on the PDGA site about our tournament! Registration has been extended until tomorrow at 2PM so get signed up! You can register at my office up until that point as well, which is the location of our check-in and putting competition. Give me a call at 309.657.2301 if you have any questions or want to register but can't quite make it by 2PM.

Re: 2013 Ledgestone Insurance Open A Tier 9/6 & 9/7 $10,000+

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:25 pm
by Ledgestone
Quick note: we are extending registration until 2PM tomorrow. If you want to get signed up at the last second please call my cell phone at 309.657.2301.

The putting competition will take place tomorrow at my office, which is right next to the Blend Coffee Shop in Washington, IL at 1142 Peoria Street. This competition will start at 3PM and we will have prizes! Also we will have some cupcakes for everyone at the Check-in/Putting Competition tomorrow night.

Our pro field is shaping up in an awesome way with 12 1000+ rated pros on the Men's side with Jay Reading a 13th on the Master's Side. Our pro field is led by Cale Leiviska, Devan Owens and Cameron Colglazier. On the female side our field is led by Catrina Allen, Sarah Hokom and Des Reading. It should be an awesome event so get signed up or come on out on Saturday to watch the semi-finals at 9:30AM at Morton and the finals starting around 1:30PM. Gracies will be serving some awesome food on Saturday and we will have all kinds of awesome merchandise available for sale and a huge raffle. See you there!

Re: 2013 Ledgestone Insurance Open A Tier 9/6 & 9/7 $10,000+

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:58 pm
by Ledgestone
We appreciate all the feedback we have received regarding our tournament and we appreciate everyone supporting our event. Thanks so much for coming out!

We do plan on making a few changes to the 2014 edition and here is a list of a few things we are looking at potentially changing:
-We will attempt to avoid playing any non concrete tees.
-In 2014 we hope to provide a player’s book that will include course addresses, course maps, course distances, address to the player’s party, address to the putting competition, etc.
-We will be doubling the amount of water we provide on the course.
-We will look to secure a sign to display scores during the final 9 instead of announcing the scores on the tee of every hole.
-We will look to provide the putting competition free of charge to all players and look to allow only one mulligan.
-We will be instituting a policy to address ties after 54 holes before the final 9 begins to have a throw-off. This will essentially make sure we only have 4 players in the final 9 per division.
-We will be looking to add more trophies next year.
-We will look to re-tool the raffle so we can pre-draw the winners and keep the items on a table instead of taking 15 to 20 minutes drawing all the numbers while everyone watches.
-We plan on adding more player's pack items!
-We plan on changing up the course order for 2014 (Intermediates will be happy!)
-We will continue to advertise that we will take down an address for any pro player and will be happy to mail pro payouts to anyone that has to leave before the award's ceremony.
-We will try to secure a stereo system to see if we can play some music at the course during the round!

This list is not comprehensive and is subject to change. We may or may not do all of this for the 2014 tournament but we will attempt to make every effort to make changes that our tournament staff agrees upon and that we feel is best for the event.

P.S. I did speak to Andrew today and I am submitting a proposal to grant our event NT status for next season. We hope to submit this proposal in the next few days. We can say that if the PDGA grants us this status we'd be able to offer $15,000 to the pro purse. If you want this to happen send Andrew Sweeton a message at

Thanks for listening!